Grand Declaration of War

Label
Season of Mist
Release date
11 Nov 2012
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
44:46

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 A Grand Declaration of War 4:14 23,785
2 In the Lies Where Upon You Lay 4:33 22,592
3 A Time to Die 1:55 22,746
4 View from Nihil 3:16 7,998
5 Untitled (2) 1:16 16
6 Untitles 0:33 116
7 A Bloodsword and a Colder Sun 4:27 3,054
8 Crystalized Pain In Deconstruction 4:09 14,557
9 Completion In Science of Agony 9:44 7,685
10 To Daimonion 3:26 7,129
11 Untitled (3) 4:52 12
12 Untitled (4) 0:07 3
13 Untitled (5) 2:14 8

About this album

Last.fm’s tracklist is incorrect; this is the correct list:

1. A Grand Declaration of War - 4:14
2. In the Lies Where Upon You Lay - 5:59
3. A Time to Die - 1:48
4. View From Nihil (Part I of II) - 3:04
5. View From Nihil (Part II of II) - 1:17
6. A Bloodsword And A Colder Sun (Part I of II) - 0:34
7. A Bloodsword And A Colder Sun (Part II of II) - 4:27
8. Crystallized Pain in Deconstruction - 4:10
9. Completion In Science Of Agony (Part I of II) - 9:44
10. To Daimonion (Part I of III) - 3:26
11. To Daimonion (Part II of III) - 4:53

12. To Daimonion (Part III of III) - 0:07
13. Completion in science of agony (Part II of II) - 2:14

Additionally, initial pressings of the album contain a hidden track in the pregap before “A Grand Declaration of War” (accessible by rewinding one’s CD player from the beginning of the album) which consists of “Completion in Science of Agony (Part II of II)” backmasked.

The album is considered a sequel to Wolf’s Lair Abyss, with tracks 1 through 5 being labelled “Part II” and tracks 6 through 13 being labelled “Part III - Il Principe”.

Line-up

# Maniac (Sven Erik Kristiansen) - Vocals
# Blasphemer (Rune Eriksen) - Guitar
# Necrobutcher (Jørn Stubberud) - Bass
# Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg) - Drums

Guests

# Anders Odden - Co-writing and programming of “A Bloodsword and a Colder Sun”
# Øyvind Hægeland - Vocal Collaboration on “Completion in Science of Agony”
# Tore Ylwizaker - Samples and Noise construction on “Completion in Science of Agony”

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  • the_mr_coil

    One of the most underrated metal albums in genre's history? I would say: yes.

    29 Oct 8:51pm Reply
  • unholydeath

    The pre-production versions (of selected tracks) on European Legions cd sound better than the final results on the album.

    10 Oct 5:05pm Reply
  • Ivartist

    Amazing album.

    6 Oct 4:01pm Reply
  • Motorcat88

    The best album cover

    15 Sep 12:16pm Reply
  • WasNotWhyNot

    the spoken word bits are really dorky, I dunno, they're like as bad as rhapsody. but everything else is great

    8 Aug 11:27pm Reply
  • cogira94

    I feel like if this wasn't a Mayhem Album people would like it more.

    3 Jun 11:04pm Reply
  • immortal_fess

    Amazing album!!

    1 Jun 10:51pm Reply
  • gholocaust

    The best album of mayhem

    18 Jan 12:55am Reply
  • Gerzhan

    Listened to it for the first time today. A strange one here. Not bad, but strange. And sadly boring to me.

    13 Jan 6:47pm Reply
  • HyenaWarrior

    Amazing record. [4] One of the most underrated albums, and I think it has a "story" over the tracks, so I rather listen the whole album as one than the tracks separadetely.

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MisanthropyGod

    Mayhem's absolute worst.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    Amazing album that was way ahead of its time.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AndrewYNWA

    Amazing record. [3]

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • panoskoni

    Νο band will ever be able to create a second Grand Declaration of War.Totally unique.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • aphoticapathy

    Amazing record. [2]

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • CarlosSatanas

    V I agree 100%

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Greg44

    It's so underrated, because the kvlt kiddies don't think it's raw and kvlt enough... In my opinion, this could be their second best, after Ordo Ad Chao. I think De Mysteriis is overrated, well yes it helped shaping the genre to what it is today, but I think there are better records of that time... Mayhem playing more "technical" is way better.

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • reinka0s

    Masterpiece

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheMsGrunge

    This cover always confusing me. It takes time to find a dove, instead i see some kind of ghost. [2]

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Metallimaster

    Always dug this album, underrated record.

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
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